Essays about: "permaculture"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 14 essays containing the word permaculture.

  1. 1. The quest for sustainability – a critical reading of permaculture literature

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för geovetenskaper

    Author : Tove Janzon; [2018]
    Keywords : Sustainable development; Permaculture; Critical reading; Natural resources; Growth; Limits;

    Abstract : The permaculture concept was coined by Australian scientists Bill Mollison and David Holmgren in 1978. In the beginning, permaculture was presented as a framework for designing self-sustaining cultivation systems which mimic natural ecosystems in as much as possible, in order to make the most use of existing natural resources and minimize the harm done to nature by the agricultural processes. READ MORE

  2. 2. Diverse Landscape : Integration of Permaculture Principles for Design of Cattle Farms in Uganda

    University essay from Umeå universitet/Arkitekthögskolan vid Umeå universitet

    Author : Lynda Rwanyarare; [2017]
    Keywords : ;

    Abstract : Cattle farmers in Uganda insist on using their traditional methods of animal farm management and free-range grazing but this has only led to low productivity, destroyed natural resources and created unequal competition with imported goods. The architect is trained to be creative, innovative and explorative to cut across various fields and influence our built environment, of which agriculture does just that through its impact on land use, exploitation of natural resources and climate change. READ MORE

  3. 3. Rethinking waste streams: using food waste to rear mealworms

    University essay from KTH/Miljöstrategisk analys (fms)

    Author : Andreea Toca; [2017]
    Keywords : mealworms; protein; food waste; waste management; insects; rearing; biogas; sustainable; permaculture; diet;

    Abstract : In needing to create a better and more sustainable future for our world, changing our diet and finding a  sustainable ‘protein of the future’ is one of the necessary steps we must take. This thesis explores the relatively fresh, but not unheard of, concept of using food waste to rear mealworms for human consumption, in the Swedish context. READ MORE

  4. 4. La Tabacca: small Farming, bold Intentions. A walk through the challenging creation of alternative lifestyles.

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för kulturgeografi och ekonomisk geografi; Lunds universitet/Humanekologi

    Author : Oscar Paganin; [2016]
    Keywords : Sustainable Farming; Narrative Walk; Permaculture; Synergistic agriculture; Natural Agriculture; Ethnographic Discourse Analysis; Cultural Transition; Critical Ethnography; Phenomenology; Counterculture; European Agricultural Funds; Resistance.; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : Considering small farming as a viable and optimal solution to achieve sustainability, the following work presents La Tabacca – a small farm in the Northwest of Italy – not as a generalisable model but as one of the many expressions of current environmentalism. After three and a half months of fieldwork – using the tool of critical ethnography – different layers and elements of the place have been taken into consideration. READ MORE

  5. 5. Greenery @ Home : Design for sustainable house planting solutions

    University essay from Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för design (DE)

    Author : Xinyu Xia; [2016]
    Keywords : houseplants; product design; app design; biophilic design; permaculture;

    Abstract : This report aims to discusse how to create more sustainable indoor greenery that can make benefit for people’s health and well-being. The accounts for sustainability in this project has three layers, which are design for people’s sustainable life (people’s health and well-being), design for sustainable indoor greenery and principles of sustainable design. READ MORE